For most people, when they go on vacation they don’t want it to rain. A sudden downpour can ruin your sightseeing plans or make taking public transportation very difficult. Some destinations are notorious for the amount of rain that they get, especially during their rainy season. If you are planning to do any traveling soon, here are some destinations that you should avoid.
There’s probably a good reason why Seattle is known as the coffee capital in the United States- it’s often rainy and cool and residents almost always need something hot to warm them up. The rainy season is from October through March with November and December being quite treacherous with the frigid temperatures on top of it as well. By far the best time to visit Seattle is during the summer when it’s relatively dry and warm.
Vancouver follows a very similar weather pattern to that of Seattle. From October through April it’s very rainy and during the winter months it’s very cold as well. The summer months offer very pleasurable weather, but the city tends to be busy with a flock of tourists visiting the area.
The entire country of Laos experiences their rainy season from May through September. Not only is it very wet during these months, but very hot as well during the day and cool at night. It can be a difficult time of year for tourists to visit because they are having to alternate between wearing a poncho and a light jacket. The rain lets up well before the holidays which makes Laos a great place to visit for Christmas or New Years.
The rainy season in Anchorage occurs from June through October. After the rainy season, the temperature tends to drop dramatically and the city often receives a lot of snow between November and March. By far the best time to go to Anchorage is from the end of March through the month of May.
Hawaii’s Big Island
When you think about Hawaii you don’t often think about it being rainy. However, the month of November is generally the wettest. Because of this, it’s also the most affordable time to visit Hawaii as hotel rates and airfare tend to be significantly less.
If you do find yourself traveling to one of these place during their rainy season, remember to pack plenty of dry clothes and an umbrella. Have you ever had to modify your travel plans because of the rain?